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ScreenRant | Netflix’s New Animated Fantasy Movie Quickly Emerges In Global Top 10 Chart

Screenrant looks at how Netflix’s latest animated fantasy, Orion and the Dark, is soaring to success as it enters the broadcaster’s Top 10 list.

7 February 2024

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Even without the theatrical release, Orion and the Dark is a fascinating early entry into the field of 2024 animation. For starters, the script is primarily penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Known for oddball scripts like Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Being John Malkovich, Orion and the Dark is the first computer-animated film written by Kaufman (who previously wrote and directed stop-motion gem Anomalisa). This makes Orion and the Dark not just any straight-to-Netflix film, but one with a significant talent behind it.

Despite its unusual release plan, reviews for Orion and the Dark have been mostly positive. The film has a Certified Fresh 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics praising its creativity and style. Orion and the Dark’s Netflix popularity only further adds to that success, boding well for the Kaufman-written film.